Welcome Back to Sabra: Spend the Summer Joyously, Jewishly and Safely
Updated April 6, 2022
The safety of our campers and staff is our highest priority, and we’re committed to providing a safe, supportive and epic Sabra summer. Camp Sabra’s summer 2022 protocols and procedures are based on the established best practices of ACA guidelines, CDC recommendations, consultation with medical experts, the Sabra committee and our full-time team. If or when any of these guidelines change before summer 2022, our plans may need to change as well.
Summer 2022: Life at Camp
Camp Sabra will focus on the most important things:
- Campers and staff will make friendships and connections that will last a lifetime.
- Campers and staff will live in a small, personal, joyous Jewish community.
- Campers and staff will develop independence, resilience, and relational skills.
- Campers and staff will spend most of their time connecting with the outdoors.
- Campers and staff will swim and sail and climb (and more!) and sleep under the stars. And eat s’mores.
What Do I Need to Know Prior to Camp?
- Everyone must be fully vaccinated (click here for CDC definition) against COVID-19 as of May 31, 2022 to attend Camp Sabra (this includes our staff). Our medical team also strongly recommends that campers 12+ receive a booster dose if eligible.
- COVID-19 testing will be required before campers arrive at camp. These tests must be clinical COVID-19 tests (no at-home tests permitted). Families will have two testing options:
- Option A: a PCR test taken within 72 hours* of camp starting AND a rapid antigen test within 24 hours OR
- Option B: a Rapid PCR test taken within 24 hours of camp starting
Option A PCR Test PCR Test Rapid Antigen Test 1st Session on 6/9/22 & on 6/11/22 2nd Session on 7/7/22 & on 7/9/22 Samplers on 7/21/22 & on 7/23/22
Option B Rapid PCR 1st Session on 6/11/22 2nd Session on 7/9/22 Samplers on 7/23/22
- Test result must be negative to come to camp. Instructions on submitting results will be sent later.
- If either test result is positive, campers can come to camp five days after the test was taken with approval from the Sabra
What Will Travel to Camp Look Like?
- Campers will arrive by planes, automobiles and buses.
- Anyone traveling on a plane must be masked while inside the airport and on the plane. Masks are optional for campers traveling by any other method.
What Will the First Few Days of Camp Look Like?
- We will conduct Health Checks on the first Monday of camp. Until everyone has cleared their health check:
- Masks will be worn indoors (dining hall, arts & crafts).
- Masks will be off most of the time (i.e., at activities, in the cabins).
- Campers will do activities by cabin. After everyone has cleared their health check, campers will be able to choose their own morning activities.
Will You Be Taking Trips Out of Camp?
- When we take trips out of camp, we will take great care in keeping our group away from the public. We will not be going on trips where this is not possible (i.e., Big Surf Waterpark)
When Will My Camper Get Tested During Camp?
- At the discretion of our staff if a camper presents with persistent symptoms that are associated with COVID-19. You will be notified if your camper is tested.
- If necessary, five days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19.
What if My Camper Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Camp?
- It may not be possible for a camper to remain at camp when they test positive for COVID-19. Ultimately, this decision will be made by the Camp Director in consultation with our medical staff. If it is not possible for your camper to remain at camp, they will need to be picked up as soon as possible. Please have a plan in place.
What if My Child is Exposed to Someone Who Has Tested Positive for COVID-19?
- Per CDC guidelines, exposed individuals will not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms. These individuals will be tested five days after being exposed and will wear a mask indoors for 10 days after being exposed.
- Parents will be notified if their camper has been exposed to COVID-19.
What About Staff?
- Staff will be able to leave camp on their limited nights and/or days off as it is important for their mental health to have time away from camp. We will ask them to follow safety guidelines when they are out of camp, and they will be tested throughout the summer